Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Drink Water and not Diet Soda - Here is why.....

One reason is that the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas create a negative hormonal response in the body that increases fat storing hormone production and increases cravings for more sweets and refined carbohydrates in the time period after consuming the diet drink.

It's not a good idea to try to "fool" your body with artificial sweeteners. Essentially you "fool" your body by drinking something very sweet (sweetened with artificial sweeteners), but you don't actually ingest the sugar calories your body expects. Your body has a hard time knowing how to deal with that.

With artificial sweeteners, your taste buds "sense" that you ingested something very sweet, and even though you might not have ingested sugar, your body follows with an insulin response. As you know, higher insulin levels can increase cravings as well as triggering your body to deposit body fat. This is not to say it's any better to drink a sugar-sweetened soda which has it's own host of problems.

People laugh at bodybuilders with our jugs of water, but hey there's something to be said about the goodness of water.


Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is made by fermenting apples in a wood barrel. It is not the clear vinegar you may see in your grocery store simply labeled “Apple Cider Vinegar”. The kind you are looking for has a brownish tinge to it and floating stuff inside. The floating “stuff” is called “mother” and is formed from the pectin and apple residue. Please be careful when purchasing ...and be sure to get:

Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother
Several ingredients found in Apple Cider Vinegar give it its “magical powers”. It contains hefty amounts of calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, malic acid (very helpful in fighting infections from harmful bacteria and fungus) and pectin (which has been found to regulate high blood pressure).

Apple Cider Vinegar has also been found to greatly improve digestion and eliminate heart burn, clear skin irritations (like acne and contact dermatitis), assist in chronic fatigue conditions, help relieve constipation and assist in weight control by breaking down unwanted fat in the body.

Here is one way to ensure you get your daily dosage of apple cider vinegar Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail:
 * Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother) 
* 1 to 2 teaspoons of Raw Honey
 * 8 ounces of filtered water Drink this cocktail 1-3 times a day, preferably before or with each meal.